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Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest National Park

The best place for Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest is from Kanyanchu Visitor center at 8Am & 2Pm for 2-3 hours. Kibale Forest is a famous place for Primate Walk, Birding watching  spot, CHEX, Bigodi Cultural walk and Black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkey or the grey cheeked mangabey.

Information about Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest

Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest is supported by Chimpanzees the closest cousins of human being sharing 98% of their DNA composition with humans.  Chimpanzees are Sociable, intelligent as well as communicative and among their very fascinating traits is the ability to utilize tools like rocks for crushing nuts, empty pods for hollowing out water plus sticks for capturing termites from their holes. These skills are for long been passed on from generation to another and researchers say that different troops have specialist tasks, basing on their habitat as well as diet.

An adult male chimpanzee weighs 35 – 70 Kg with a height of approximately 3 meters whereas an adult female chimpanzee weighs 26 – 50 Kg with a height 2 – 3 meters.

Life expectancy of Chimpanzees is at 40 years whereas that for those living in captivity can extend up to 60 years.

Chimpanzees stay in groups of 10 – 100 members where Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest takes place. They can babysit each other’s young, kiss, groom one another and even hold hands. A young Chimpanzee becomes independent at the age of 4 and Chimpanzees become aggressive when disturbed.

Although they spend some time on ground, they normally feed and do make their sleeping nests up in the trees. Their diet varies comprising of leaves, seeds, fruit plus flowers.

Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest

Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest  is a fascinating experience where by a group of 6 trackers assemble at Kanyanchu Visitor center in the morning or afternoon sessions for briefing and registration from the Game rangers then walk into the jungle to track the amazing creatures the chimpanzees an exercise that last 2 – 3 hours.

Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest Rules and Regulations to be followed by visitors

– Chimpanzee permits to be secured and cleared in advance

– Tracking age is 12 years and above

– Keep distance of 8m from the chimpanzees

– Do not eat near the Chimpanzees or drop rubbish in the Park

– Do not defecate in the park

– Do not take Flash photography of the Chimpanzees

What to pack for Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest

-Trekking boots


-Long sleeved shirts

-A raincoat

-A jacket

-A flash free camera

-Insect repellents

-Trekking stick (can be hired at the trekked point)

Contact us for more details on Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest experience at  info@katonatours.com   and   jaquka@yahoo.com

+256774161700  and   +256701161700



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